State of Missouri
The Mountain View Fire Department provides a professional service of fire suppression and rescue response, hazard prevention, fire education, and disaster preparedness throughout the community. The department has a 25 member volunteer fire service with a current ISO rating of 7 in the State of Missouri.
The City of Mountain View is a fourth class city determined by Missouri statutes which classifies municipalities on the basis of population and limit the form of government options of each classification. The statutes provide that a community may incorporate as a city of the third class, fourth class or village on the basis of the population at the time of incorporation. Once a community is incorporated under a given classiﬁcation, the municipality does not automatically change classiﬁcation with a gain or loss of population.
A municipality may change classiﬁcation only when the change is approved by a majority vote of the people. There are certain forms of government permitted for each classiﬁcation of municipality. Villages are permitted only one form of government—an elected board of trustees, ﬁve in number if the village has less than 2,500 population and nine if more than 2,500 population. Fourth-class cities are permitted to have either a mayor/board of aldermen form or a mayor/city administrator/aldermen form.
The board of aldermen may adopt a city administrator form by ordinance, without a vote of the people. Third-class cities are granted greater ﬂexibility with the authority to establish a mayor/council form, a council/manager form, a commission form or a mayor/city administrator/council form. Finally, constitutional charter cities may adopt any form of government that the people approve in the charter. See Missouri classification roster
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